Mercy High School Farmington Hills, Michigan


Mercy High School is a sponsored ministry of the Institute of the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas and is a member of Mercy Education.


Compelled by our Catholic faith and the spirit of the Sisters of Mercy, Mercy High School is a premier college preparatory school that educates and nurtures young women of diverse backgrounds to excel academically, serve compassionately, and lead courageously.


As a shining lamp of Catholic education, Mercy High School inspires young women of diverse backgrounds to lead faith-filled lives, use their voices, and achieve their goals. Our graduates exemplify unity, empathy, knowledge, and leadership to make a difference in the world.


Rooted in Mercy

Mercy High School is a sponsored ministry of the Institute of the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas and is a member of Mercy Education. On September 24, 1827, Catherine McAuley opened the House of Mercy on Baggot Street in Dublin, Ireland, including the first “Mercy School” – a classroom dedicated to training young women. In 1831, Catherine and two companions took vows to become the first Sisters of Mercy, beginning a religious order to carry on their important service to those who were poor, sick and uneducated. Sisters of Mercy and their companions, associates and co-workers continue Catherine McAuley’s mission of education. To ensure that mission into the future, the Sisters of Mercy established Mercy Education in 2017. Today, in the spirit of Catherine, the Sisters of Mercy respond to emerging needs, guided by five Critical Concerns: Earth, Immigration, Nonviolence,
Racism and Women.

Historical Sketch

The Mercy High School Michigan tradition began in 1945 when the Sisters of Mercy opened Our Lady of Mercy High School at Outer Drive and Southfield Roads in Detroit. The Sisters of Mercy established the school to offer young women the opportunity to receive a value-centered education in an environment of academic excellence. As enrollment grew, Mercy relocated to a new and larger building in Farmington Hills in 1965. Mercy is proud of its 16,000+ alumnae throughout the world who are now making a difference. The student body is made up of young women from over 70 metropolitan Detroit communities. This broad, inclusive base provides Mercy with a rich, multi-ethnic constituency from diverse, socioeconomic backgrounds. The common thread among staff, students and parents is a commitment to academic excellence, cultural diversity and the integration of Mercy Core Values into daily life.